As we announced some weeks ago, IBA will select their Eurovision 2015 representative thorough “The Next Star” (HaKokhav HaBa) talent show. The first auditions kicked off some weeks ago but they will be broadcasted in the coming days starting today at 20.00 CET.
Some candidates will compete at tonight’s test stage facing the audience. If the judges are not sure about how to vote, the contestant is required to perform another song, and then a decision is made.
Contestant who do move forward must then sing in front of an audience. The audience then connect with an app at Mako TV and decide in real-time whether a contestant passes or does not pass.
Judges also influence the test stage – all judges may support the promotion of the contestant and thereby add 7% percent. Once the contestant reaches 70% of votes they “pass” and the screen opens and the contestant goes to the next level. 14 singers then move on to a section where the judges and the audience at home vote.
These auditions are hosted by Asi Azar and Rotem Sela and will be aired every Tuesday and Sunday on IBA’s Channel 2 (The Grand Final date is still to be confirmed). Assaf Etedgi, Mookie, Keren Peles y Harel Skaat (Israel 2010) form the professional jury which will evaluate the competing artists.
You can follow the show at 20.00 CET by clicking here.